Antitrust and Regulatory

LTA advises clients on all antitrust related issues concerning merger and acquisition transactions, joint-ventures, co-operation agreements, licensing and distribution agreements and other similar transactions, as well as in relation to State aids.


In particular LTA assists Clients in the following fields:



  1. Italian and EU antitrust law, including concentration operations, restrictive agreements and dominant position abuses.
  2. Transactions leading to concentration.
  3. State subsidies.
  4. Misleading and comparative advertising.
  5. Cartel matters and unfair commercial practices.
  6. Drafting and assistance in negotiating horizontal and vertical agreements and conglomerate mergers in conformity with the EU directives.
  7. Free circulation of goods, services and capitals.
  8. Pricing and distribution practices.


Our professional provides full assistance in the drafting of all the documents necessary for the notification of merger and acquisition transactions, in the drafting of complaints regarding anti-competitive agreements and abuses of dominant position, as well in the drafting of petitions for intervention of the Authority before the competent national institutions. We also provide assistance in the event that the EU Commission or the Italian Antitrust Authority launches a dawn raid on a firm's premises. Furthermore, the firm assists and represents clients in infringement proceedings before both the Italian Antitrust Authority and the EU Commission, as well as in civil law disputes (annulment proceedings, claims for damages, interim injunctions) concerning the violation of competition and antitrust law. We also provide legal assistance before the Italian Administrative Courts in challenging the decisions of the Italian Antitrust Authority.
LTA regularly advises clients on the implementation of antitrust compliance programs.